With the forthcoming Tesla home battery, is the proposed Dominion Power Atlantic Coast pipeline through Nelson County (and obviously other localities) obsolete before it’s a reality?
The biggest news here—and why utility companies are likely worried—is that with a cheaper, more accessible battery, homeowners will now very easily be able to achieve complete energy independence. You could store your power for off-peak usage, and you might be able to sell your excess energy to a neighbor. In the near future, cord-cutting may mean severing one’s self from the electrical grid.
This won’t happen overnight, but I can see an enormous market for homes being off-grid … with a Tesla battery and solar panels providing the power. Tesla are a battery company, after all.
Also, kudos to the Charlottesville Area Association of Realtors (CAAR) for stepping up and speaking out in defense of property rights with respect to the actions taken by Dominion so far.
I wouldn’t bet against Elon Musk.